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Reader comment on item: Might the Saudis Blow Up Their Oil Infrastructure?

Submitted by Pat (United States), May 17, 2005 at 19:09

If this is a bluff, it's an incredibly stupid one. Saddam might still be in power had he not been so intent on deception. He thought he could make us cower with the threat of weapons of mass destruction. He figured we would never risk invasion because of the havoc he could wreak on the region. All his bluffing only convinced Westerners that he was too dangerous to be left in place. The only alternative was a permanent sanctions regime, which was not sustainable.

If it's a reality and they push the button they will likely contaminate more than the oil fields. Their water sources might be destroyed or rendered useless by radiation poisoning. More than likely most of the country might become uninhabitable. What will happen to Islam if Mecca and Medina become ghost towns? Would Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock become the new Mecca? When the Chernobyl reactor blew, radiation was detected in western Europe. How many countries would be impacted by the Saudi suicide? Are the Saudis really so determined to go out in a blaze of glory? If so, then can we please stop calling Islam the religion of peace?

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